Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) would like to congratulate The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools on ranking 16th in a national study of K-12 education foundations. “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation” is the nation’s only study and ranking of K-12 education foundations.
The Foundation is one of seven Florida education foundations to rank among the top 25 foundations in the nation. Stepping Up is aimed at advocating the importance of K-12 education foundations while also recognizing those that do it best. This year the study expanded to include education foundations in the 200 largest school districts in the nation (by population), from last year’s 100 largest school districts, and the impact of the foundation based on number of students in the district.
“We want to include all of the top-performers regardless of the size of the district they support,” said Dewey Caruthers, president of Dewey & Associates and author of study.
Stepping Up looks at eight key performance categories to determine the ranking: annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income, total program expenses, expenses per student, and human capital (volunteers).
“We are proud to have such a dedicated team working to continue enhancing our school system,” said Superintendent Walt Griffin Ed.D. “The SCPS family continues to be inspired by The Foundation’s dedication and the innovative programs they fund.”